The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 46 71 79
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +8
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 321 244 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.95% 3.44% 3.24%
As % of the Applications category 31.01% 22.10% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 260 195 181
Average salary £27,500 £25,134 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.41% -11.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,025 £43,000 £41,800
UK excluding London average salary £28,875 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1035 1104 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.97% 15.55% 14.25%
Number of salaries quoted 804 877 893
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +41 170 £27,500 +14.58% 32
Cheshire +4 86 £28,500 +5.55% 19
Merseyside +22 30 £23,000 -1.07% 9
Lancashire +16 26 £27,500 +7.84% 5
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 482 (74.04%) Microsoft
2 378 (58.06%) MS Excel
3 300 (46.08%) Windows
4 165 (25.35%) Active Directory
5 148 (22.73%) ITIL
6 138 (21.20%) Finance
7 122 (18.74%) Windows 7
8 121 (18.59%) SQL
9 111 (17.05%) Degree
10 93 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 90 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 87 (13.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 86 (13.21%) SQL Server
14 82 (12.60%) TCP/IP
15 78 (11.98%) SLA
16 77 (11.83%) Citrix
16 77 (11.83%) Windows XP
16 77 (11.83%) Project Management
17 76 (11.67%) VMware
18 74 (11.37%) MS Exchange
19 73 (11.21%) DNS
20 65 (9.98%) DHCP
21 61 (9.37%) MS PowerPoint
22 58 (8.91%) MCP
22 58 (8.91%) Oracle
23 55 (8.45%) Cisco
24 54 (8.29%) Change Management
24 54 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
25 52 (7.99%) Legal
26 51 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 74 (11.37%) MS Exchange
2 34 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 32 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (3.38%) IBM Notes
6 16 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (2.15%) IIS
8 9 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.38%) CMS
9 8 (1.23%) Joomla!
10 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.08%) Lync
11 6 (0.92%) SAS
12 4 (0.61%) OpenEdge
12 4 (0.61%) Apache
12 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.46%) WordPress
13 3 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.31%) WorkSite
Applications
1 378 (58.06%) MS Excel
2 61 (9.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 43 (6.61%) MS Visio
4 26 (3.99%) MS Project
5 10 (1.54%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.77%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.77%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.31%) Revit
8 2 (0.31%) FastStats
8 2 (0.31%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.31%) SPSS
9 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Oracle CRM
1 7 (1.08%) Sage 50
2 5 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.46%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.38%) Office 365
2 10 (1.54%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.31%) SmartFocus
4 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 82 (12.60%) TCP/IP
2 73 (11.21%) DNS
3 65 (9.98%) DHCP
4 48 (7.37%) Firewall
5 42 (6.45%) VPN
6 39 (5.99%) LAN
7 35 (5.38%) WAN
8 27 (4.15%) Internet
9 26 (3.99%) VoIP
10 24 (3.69%) Wireless
11 19 (2.92%) Ethernet
11 19 (2.92%) iSCSI
12 18 (2.76%) VLAN
13 17 (2.61%) Network Security
14 15 (2.30%) NAS
15 14 (2.15%) DECT
15 14 (2.15%) SAN
16 10 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
18 8 (1.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (2.61%) Crystal Reports
5 13 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.00%) Data Mining
5 13 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (1.84%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.46%) Ingres
10 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.31%) MySQL
11 2 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (1.54%) Visual Studio
1 10 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.46%) JMeter
2 3 (0.46%) JUnit
3 2 (0.31%) Selenium
3 2 (0.31%) UltraEdit
4 1 (0.15%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.15%) JIRA
General
1 138 (21.20%) Finance
2 52 (7.99%) Legal
3 48 (7.37%) Law
4 36 (5.53%) Manufacturing
5 32 (4.92%) Telecoms
6 24 (3.69%) Marketing
7 18 (2.76%) Retail
8 11 (1.69%) Back Office
9 9 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.23%) Advertising
11 7 (1.08%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.92%) Banking
12 6 (0.92%) Local Government
13 5 (0.77%) Billing
13 5 (0.77%) German Language
14 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.31%) French Language
14 2 (0.31%) Front Office
14 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 219 (33.64%) Analyst
2 76 (11.67%) Service Analyst
3 66 (10.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 58 (8.91%) Support Analyst
5 50 (7.68%) Support Engineer
6 41 (6.30%) IT Support
7 38 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 36 (5.53%) Developer
9 34 (5.22%) Business Analyst
10 33 (5.07%) 1st Line Support
11 29 (4.45%) Project Manager
12 27 (4.15%) Team Leader
13 25 (3.84%) Administrator
14 24 (3.69%) Junior
15 23 (3.53%) Desktop Support
16 21 (3.23%) Technical Support
17 20 (3.07%) Support Technician
18 18 (2.76%) Help Desk Support
18 18 (2.76%) Technical Team Leader
19 17 (2.61%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.30%) .NET
2 24 (3.69%) HTML
3 22 (3.38%) ASP.NET
4 16 (2.46%) CSS
4 16 (2.46%) XML
5 13 (2.00%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.69%) jQuery
7 10 (1.54%) COM
8 6 (0.92%) WinForms
8 6 (0.92%) HTML5
8 6 (0.92%) Entity Framework
8 6 (0.92%) CSS3
9 5 (0.77%) XSLT
9 5 (0.77%) EDI
10 4 (0.61%) XSL
10 4 (0.61%) Classic ASP
10 4 (0.61%) LINQ
10 4 (0.61%) Ajax
11 3 (0.46%) Flash
12 2 (0.31%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 93 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.22%) Blackberry
3 29 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 27 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.53%) Life Science
6 12 (1.84%) NHS
7 10 (1.54%) Statistics
7 10 (1.54%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.54%) iPhone
8 9 (1.38%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.23%) iPad
10 7 (1.08%) Replication
11 6 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.77%) Social Media
13 4 (0.61%) Robotics
13 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.61%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.61%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.46%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 300 (46.08%) Windows
2 122 (18.74%) Windows 7
3 90 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (11.83%) Windows XP
5 51 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (5.99%) Linux
7 32 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (4.45%) UNIX
9 27 (4.15%) Windows Vista
10 26 (3.99%) Windows 8
11 17 (2.61%) Android
12 15 (2.30%) Apple iOS
13 14 (2.15%) Solaris
14 11 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.77%) NetWare
16 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.31%) Debian
17 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (22.73%) ITIL
2 77 (11.83%) Project Management
3 54 (8.29%) Change Management
4 42 (6.45%) Incident Management
4 42 (6.45%) Time Management
5 39 (5.99%) Problem Management
6 35 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (5.38%) Service Management
7 34 (5.22%) Business Analysis
8 32 (4.92%) CRM
9 31 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 30 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (4.61%) Data Analysis
10 30 (4.61%) Line Management
11 28 (4.30%) Document Management
12 24 (3.69%) PRINCE2
12 24 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (3.53%) ERP
14 21 (3.23%) ITIL V3
15 19 (2.92%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (18.59%) SQL
2 37 (5.68%) C#
3 27 (4.15%) JavaScript
4 23 (3.53%) VB
5 20 (3.07%) T-SQL
6 18 (2.76%) PowerShell
7 16 (2.46%) VBScript
8 12 (1.84%) C
9 11 (1.69%) Java
10 8 (1.23%) VBA
10 8 (1.23%) Python
11 7 (1.08%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.08%) PHP
11 7 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.77%) C++
13 3 (0.46%) Perl
13 3 (0.46%) Ruby
13 3 (0.46%) Groovy
14 2 (0.31%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.15%) Ada
Qualifications
1 111 (17.05%) Degree
2 87 (13.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (8.91%) MCP
4 49 (7.53%) MCSE
5 37 (5.68%) MCITP
6 33 (5.07%) Security Cleared
7 32 (4.92%) MCSA
8 30 (4.61%) CCNA
8 30 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (3.69%) ISEB
10 23 (3.53%) MCDST
11 21 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (3.07%) A+ Certification
13 19 (2.92%) SC Cleared
14 16 (2.46%) MOS
15 13 (2.00%) ISTQB
16 11 (1.69%) MCTS
17 10 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 9 (1.38%) CISSP
19 8 (1.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (11.98%) SLA
2 28 (4.30%) QA
3 7 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 165 (25.35%) Active Directory
2 54 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.46%) XenApp
4 15 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.38%) vSphere
6 7 (1.08%) NFS
6 7 (1.08%) Xen
7 6 (0.92%) MetaFrame
8 5 (0.77%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.61%) XenServer
10 3 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.31%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (4.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 24 (3.69%) SCCM
3 15 (2.30%) OpenView
4 8 (1.23%) MOM
5 4 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.61%) WSUS
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 482 (74.04%) Microsoft
2 77 (11.83%) Citrix
3 76 (11.67%) VMware
4 58 (8.91%) Oracle
5 55 (8.45%) Cisco
6 28 (4.30%) HP
6 28 (4.30%) NetApp
7 22 (3.38%) Lotus
8 20 (3.07%) CA
9 19 (2.92%) Adobe
10 15 (2.30%) Avaya
10 15 (2.30%) Juniper
11 14 (2.15%) Dell
11 14 (2.15%) Google
12 13 (2.00%) EMC
13 12 (1.84%) Apple
14 11 (1.69%) Sage
15 10 (1.54%) SAP
16 9 (1.38%) Business Objects
16 9 (1.38%) McAfee
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus (up to 25%)
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £31000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits/bonus/commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Proteus Europe
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + pension, healthcare, etc.
Posted: 4 days ago